Originating in Japan more than a millennium ago, Kumiko is an intricate form of lattice work that draws inspiration from the natural world. Patterns may resemble cherry blossoms or hemp leaves. Join Shelburne Craft School Woodworking Teacher, Mike Scully, for an intro course to Kumiko. This class will cover the basics of making kumiko patterns, including a discussion of the various jigs and methods used to make them. We will also discuss a variety of different patterns, and students will learn the Asanoha square grid infill pattern and will leave with their own beautiful Kumiko Ornament.
Mastering the art of kumiko takes patience and hand tool skills--so students should be comfortable with hand tools / chisels and enjoy applying attention to detail.
*This is a two session class, taking place on 12/1 and 12/8